Tuesday, 17 January 2012

The Host by Stephenie Meyer

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact and continue their lives apparently unchanged. Most of humanity has succumbed. 

When Melanie, one of the few remaining "wild" humans, is captured, she is certain it is her end. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, was warned about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the glut of senses, the too-vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind. 

Wanderer probes Melanie's thoughts, hoping to discover the whereabouts of the remaining human resistance. Instead, Melanie fills Wanderer's mind with visions of the man Melanie loves - Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she has been tasked with exposing. When outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off on a dangerous and uncertain search for the man they both love.

I love this book! This book is also my first adult novel! Out of all the books I've read this book is the only book I've read over and over again. Whenever I reread it, I feel like I should read the entire novel not just to skim it but to read it like it was my first time, and I always ended up reading the entire novel, of course! 

Humans are strong species, we have vast emotions that are proven to be far too much to handle by this alien called "Souls". 

Souls are aliens that has invaded are planet, souls are creatures of this story whom I cannot hate, due to there kind nature and less hostile attitude. 
Humans did not forsee the inavation since they took over without using any violence. They had planted there selves within the human brain to take over not only the body but also planet earth. 

Wanda or Wanderer is one of the souls, she has been implanted within the head of Melanie Stryder one of the remaining human resistance. At first Melanie and Wanda couldn't agree with each other, but as time passes by they end up caring for each other, and understanding there differences. 

Despite the Souls being the "invader" they are actually not the villains of this book, mostly because almost half the of the book is about the human resistances who are trying to survive on the destert. Now because our heroine is Wanda, the soul inside Melanie, the villains in the book tends to be the humans inside the mountain. They are constantly trying to kill Wanda, but despite that I also feel sympathetic to the humans who are going through this. Some at first are hate-able, but towards the end you will sure to like some of them. 

The love triangle between Wanda, Jared and Melanie is very emotional!
As ,Miss Stephenie describes the emotions between Wanda and Melanie, you will feel like the body that they are sharing is almost being torn apart with this two emotions mixing together! If being heartbroken hurts, it will hurt more if you have two beings inside you, its twice the heartbreak. 

The different planets that Wanda used to live in, are very magical and fantasy like! I love how vivid Miss Stephenie's imaginations is! It makes you wonder, what if those planets existed, would you live in it? 

5/5 stars!


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